I recently added a 40 GB HD to my archaic 1.77ghz amd machine when I upgraded to a gig of ram.... I hope this is the right forum to post my problem in.
I had everything good to go, moved all the mp3s I had legally ripped from my own cds onto the new drive. Then I got happy with the partitioning magic (which I have used for years) but tried out something new. I tried to resize the clusters on the new HD from 4k to 512bytes... It appeared everything was going fine until the program had an error and stopped. The drive, which was called "music", now says "?0?" and windows does not see it. In partition magic, it still shows the drive, but it appears as though it has no free space (had about 5 gigs of free space prior to my stupidity). I did not back up the drive, is there any way for me to recover the data (freeware from download.com?)?????... The drive letter it had is still reserved for it (shows up in partition magic, but not in windows explorer)... Stupid, impulsive decisions FTL
Your help is much appreciated, I thought using 512bytes would free up more space on the drive, not fill it up and then croak... thanks again for the help.